The Shortwave Report 8/1/08 Listen Globally!

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Dan Roberts

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (August 1) is up at the website
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
(NEW! If you have access to Audioport.org there is a higher quality version posted up there {26.7MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)

This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- The UN has called for warring parties around the world to observe a truce for the duration of the Olympic Games. China is upset that George Bush continues to meet with anti-Chinese forces, saying that they are interfering with internal affairs. China had requested the US to show more flexibility in dealing with developing nations, so as to avoid a failure of the DOHA trade negotiations. After 9 days of arguing, the DOHA talks collapsed.
From NETHERLANDS- An analysis of the collapse of the DOHA talks, which many felt were do to a lack of concern by wealthy nations for farmers in developing countries. In Marburg Germany, all new home construction is required to have solar heating systems built-in.
From CUBA- BP oil corporation has reported the largest quarterly profits for a British company in history- a review of how BP was formed in Iran. At the 15th meeting of the Non-Aligned nations held in Tehran, President Ahmadinejad suggested that their organization should replace the UN Security Council. The British government has announced that there will be no prosecution over the murder in Iraq of a British TV journalist.
From RUSSIA- A commentary on the continuing occupation of Iraq, specifically the death toll among Iraqi civilians. A commentary on John McCain's statement that he would like to have Russia expelled from the G-8 group of leading industrial nations.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line at-http://www.campusprogress.org/soundvision/780/big-stories-shortwaves

I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at http://radio.mediageek.net

All that plus times and frequencies for listening at home. It's free to rebroadcast, please notify me if you're airing it and haven't notified me in the last month, please mention the website if you only air a portion. If you just want to listen and have a slow connection, try the streaming version- lower sound quality but good enough and way easier if you don't have a high-speed internet connection. If streaming is a problem because of your slow connection, download the smaller file- it takes 20 minutes or less, and will play swell in any mp3 player application (RealPlayer, Winamp, Quicktime, iTunes, etc) you have on your computer.
This program will be aired on Friday afternoon at 4:30pm (PDST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via
There are several other streams that work better- Freak Radio Santa Cruz now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am.(PDST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
Check out the amazing streams at
And Radio For Peace International at

I hope you'll listen and air this if you're connected with a radio station. I am still wondering how to get financially compensated for the 25 hours I put into this program weekly- any ideas are appreciated. Any stations rebroadcasting this (or listeners) are welcome to donate for production costs. You can do so through the website. Many thanks to those that have donated! No Guilt! (maybe a little)
link for broadcast edition-
(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-

¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
-Howard Zinn

http://www.outfarpress.com